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Hybrid Cars

You’ve seen them in the news and on the roads. So what exactly are hybrid cars, anyway? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby take you under the hood to see how hybrid cars work. Learn how a hybrid combines the engine of a gasoline-powered car with the motor of an electric car in one high-tech package. If you’re looking for a car that doesn’t cost a lot to fill up at the gas pump, and that doesn’t need to spend hours plugged into an electrical outlet, then a hybrid car is probably what you need! You’ll discover how unique features like regenerative braking help increase fuel efficiency and make low mileage a thing of the past. And you’ll explore how these same features make hybrid cars so friendly to the environment. You won’t even have to get your hands dirty!

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